Lobster Mac and Cheese

I love macaroni and cheese and this dish is probably one, if not the best, comfort food I could eat all year round.  Occasionally you need to kick up your macaroni and cheese by adding a special ingredient like seafood. Ina Garten has upgraded the typical mac and cheese by adding lobster to it.  Lobster is pretty … Continue reading

Elaine’s Rose Harissa Spice Mix

I fell in love with this mix when I first saw Elaine’s post. Rose petals and lots of spicy seasonings truly appealed to my taste buds. For Elaine’s original recipe go here. As a matter of fact I picked it to be a feature and it was that week! Many have already seen Elaine’s Rose Harrisa … Continue reading

Salt Blocks for Serving, Cooking and a Few Recipes

Salt blocks and other salt mediums such as bowls and cups are a unique means of serving and preparing all kinds of recipes such as beverages, desserts, salads, grilled veggies, meat and fish. There are six techniques you can use with your salt blocks; serving, warming, curing, cooking, chilling and drinking. Mineral richness and amazing … Continue reading

Blood Orange Shrimp Stir-Fry

I love my shrimp and I am always happy when I find a new recipe to make. Not that I don’t have enough stir-fries for shrimp but this one is a new version. The difference is using blood oranges which are so readily available now. Orange sauces and stir-fries go great with beef, chicken and … Continue reading

Mini Lobster Quiches

HAPPY NEW YE AR AND THE BEST IN 2016!  Each year I try to come up with a new appetizer for New Year’s Eve  and this was my choice for 2015. Serving a variety of appetizers is a favorite way to entertain. So many recipes can be prepped or done ahead of time and even … Continue reading

New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp

This is not the typical barbecue recipe as I think of it, with a rub, marinade and/or a barbecue sauce laden with ketchup, sugar and spices. No, New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp is sauteed in lots of butter in a very flavorful sauce. Down South it is frequently served with the shells, heads and tails on … Continue reading

Shrimp, Broccoli and Snow Pea Stir-Fry

When you have your own garden you cook whatever is ready to be picked. I have a small raised bed garden and my snow peas are producing like crazy – I need to pick them every day.  I especially like to grow these as I like them small and tender – not what you usually … Continue reading

Shrimp with Tomatoes and Ground Almonds (Tamatar Jhinga)

During this year’s  cold winter months I took a few online cooking classes.  What an online cooking class?  Yes, it is true – this past winter I was introduced to this online source called Craftsy.  While drinking my coffee in the morning and still in my pj’s  I moved into the “great room” along with … Continue reading